Student Residence building construction project

3 Jun 2020

We’re developing a new student residence in the heart of our St Lucia campus at the corners of Walcott, Rock and Hood Streets. The perfect place to study, unwind and connect with new friends.

The new UQ student residence will be both high quality and competitively priced to encourage the enrolment of a diverse cohort of students, including those from less advantaged backgrounds and from rural and remote areas. Integration with other services on campus will provide a seamless experience for students and will help them to adjust to university life.

When

The development of an on-campus residence will help UQ attract, support, and retain a diverse and inclusive mix of high-achieving staff and students and is expected to be open  from Semester 1 2022.

Phasing of time frames

Student Residence phasing of time frames

Project Updates and important information

  • Senate approved in December 2019
  • The contract has been signed with the builder, McNab
  • January to March 2020 - Demolition
  • April to July 2020 - Preparation of the site, including the removal of rock and piling works
  • Permanent tower crane installation mid-July
  • Concrete to footings continues throughout July 2020
  • Stair and lift core walls continue throughout July 2020
  • Cairngorm house underpinning and paint work complete
  • Precast installation to Rock Street continues
  • Ad hoc detailed excavation ongoing
  • Underground services ongoing
  • Services connections to ongoing
  • Existing utility upgrades around the site continue by respective utility authorities
  • Slab pours will continue into 1st quarter 2021

Traffic Management

  • Day to day traffic management continues. This includes truck deliveries to and from site, each and every day.
  • From time to time, the traffic management methodology may be adjusted to allow for in-road works as required from time to time.
  • Energex are continuing their own infrastructure upgrade works around site, which may involve separate traffic management provided by Energex. This traffic management has been coordinated with that of the builder.

Energex Works

  • Energex continue infrastructure upgrade works through August 2020.

Site works progress photos

Aerial photo of Student Residence construction site
Aerial photo of Student Residence construction site - May 2020
Photo of Student Residence construction works - June 2020
Photo of Student Residence construction works - June 2020
Photo of Student Residence construction site - Cairngorm House
Photo of Student Residence construction site - Cairngorm House - May 2020
Photo of Student Residence construction site - Drone
Photo of Student Residence construction site - Drone - August 2020
Photo of Student Residence construction site - Drone Overhead
Photo of Student Residence construction site - Drone overhead - August 2020

Contact

Steve Warfield,  Project Manager:

Cameron Dockrill, Senior Project Manager:

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